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AUSTRALIAN ROAD RULES

- under the Road Traffic Act 1961

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Reader's Guide

   PART 1--Introductory

           Division 1--General

   1.      Citation
   3.      Objects of the Australian Road Rules

           Division 2--Some features of the Australian Road Rules

   4.      Definitions--the dictionary etc
   5.      Diagrams
   6.      Examples
   7.      Headings
   8.      Notes
   9.      Reader's Guide
   10.     Offences

   PART 2--Application of the Australian Road Rules

           Division 1--Roads and road-related areas

   11.     Australian Road Rules apply to vehicles and road users on roads and road-related areas
   12.     What is a road
   13.     What is a road-related area

           Division 2--Road users and vehicles

   14.     Road users
   15.     What is a vehicle
   16.     Who is a driver
   17.     Who is a rider
   18.     Who is a pedestrian
   19.     References to driver includes rider etc

   PART 3--Speed limits

   20.     Obeying the speed limit
   21.     Speed limit where a speed limit sign applies
   22.     Speed limit in a speed limited area
   23.     Speed limit in a school zone
   24.     Speed limit in a shared zone
   25.     Speed limit elsewhere

   PART 4--Making turns

           Division 1--Left turns

   26.     Application of Division to roundabouts, road-related areas and adjacent land
   27.     Starting a left turn from a road (except a multi-lane road)
   28.     Starting a left turn from a multi-lane road
   29.     Making a left turn as indicated by a turn line

           Division 2--Right turns

   30.     Application of Division to certain right turns
   31.     Starting a right turn from a road (except a multi-lane road)
   32.     Starting a right turn from a multi-lane road
   33.     Making a right turn

           Division 3--Hook turns at intersections

   34.     Making a hook turn at a hook turn only sign
   35.     Optional hook turn by a bicycle rider
   36.     Bicycle rider making a hook turn contrary to no hook turn by bicycles sign

           Division 4--U-turns

   37.     Beginning a U-turn
   38.     Giving way when making a U-turn
   39.     Making a U-turn contrary to a no U-turn sign
   40.     Making a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights
   41.     Making a U-turn at an intersection without traffic lights
   42.     Starting a U-turn at an intersection

   PART 5--Change of direction and stop signals

           Division 1--Change of direction signals

   44.     Division does not apply to entering or leaving a roundabout
   45.     What is changing direction
   46.     Giving a left change of direction signal
   47.     How to give a left change of direction signal
   48.     Giving a right change of direction signal
   49.     How to give a right change of direction signal
   50.     How to give a right change of direction signal by giving a hand signal
   51.     When use of direction indicator lights permitted

           Division 2--Stop signals

   52.     Division does not apply to bicycle riders or certain tram drivers
   53.     Giving a stop signal
   54.     How to give a stop signal
   55.     How to give a stop signal by giving a hand signal

   PART 6--Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights

           Division 1--Obeying traffic lights and traffic arrows

   56.     Stopping for a red traffic light or arrow
   57.     Stopping for a yellow traffic light or arrow
   58.     Exceptions to stopping for a red or yellow traffic light
   59.     Proceeding through a red traffic light
   60.     Proceeding through a red traffic arrow
   60A.    Proceeding through a bicycle storage area before a red traffic light or arrow
   61.     Proceeding when traffic lights or arrows at an intersection change to yellow or red

           Division 2--Giving way at traffic lights and traffic arrows

   62.     Giving way when turning at an intersection with traffic lights
   63.     Giving way at an intersection with traffic lights not operating or only partly operating
   64.     Giving way at a flashing yellow traffic arrow at an intersection
   65.     Giving way at a marked foot crossing (except at an intersection) with a flashing yellow traffic light

           Division 3--Twin red lights (except at level crossings)

   66.     Stopping for twin red lights (except at level crossings)

   PART 7--Giving way

           Division 1--Giving way at a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver

   67.     Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at an intersection without traffic lights
   68.     Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at other places
   69.     Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at an intersection (except a roundabout)
   70.     Giving way at a give way sign at a bridge or length of narrow road
   71.     Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at other places

           Division 2--Giving way at an intersection without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver

   72.     Giving way at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout)
   73.     Giving way at a T-intersection

           Division 3--Entering or leaving road-related areas and adjacent land

   74.     Giving way when entering a road from a road-related area or adjacent land
   75.     Giving way when entering a road-related area or adjacent land from a road

           Division 4--Keeping clear of and giving way to particular vehicles

   76.     Keeping clear of trams travelling in tram lanes etc
   77.     Giving way to buses
   78.     Keeping clear of police and emergency vehicles
   79.     Giving way to police and emergency vehicles

           Division 5--Crossings and shared zones

   80.     Stopping at a children's crossing
   81.     Giving way at a pedestrian crossing
   82.     Overtaking or passing a vehicle at a children's crossing or pedestrian crossing
   83.     Giving way to pedestrians in a shared zone

           Division 6--Other give way rules

   84.     Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip
   85.     Giving way on a painted island
   86.     Giving way in median turning bays
   87.     Giving way when moving from a side of a road or a median strip parking area

   PART 8--Traffic signs and road markings

           Division 1--Traffic signs and road markings at intersections and other places

   88.     Left turn signs
   89.     Right turn signs
   90.     No turns signs
   91.     No left turn and no right turn signs
   92.     Traffic lane arrows

           Division 2--Traffic signs and road markings generally

   93.     No overtaking or passing signs
   94.     No overtaking on bridge signs
   95.     Emergency stopping lane only signs
   96.     Keep clear markings
   97.     Road access signs
   98.     One-way signs
   99.     Keep left and keep right signs
   100.    No entry signs
   101.    Hand-held stop signs
   101A.   Safety ramp and arrester bed signs

           Division 3--Signs for trucks, buses and other large vehicles

   102.    Clearance and low clearance signs
   103.    Load limit signs
   104.    No trucks signs
   105.    Trucks must enter signs
   106.    No buses signs
   107.    Buses must enter signs
   108.    Trucks and buses low gear signs

   PART 9--Roundabouts

   109.    What is a roundabout
   110.    Meaning of halfway around a roundabout
   111.    Entering a roundabout from a multi-lane road or a road with 2 or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction
   112.    Giving a left change of direction signal when entering a roundabout
   113.    Giving a right change of direction signal when entering a roundabout
   114.    Giving way when entering or driving in a roundabout
   115.    Driving in a roundabout to the left of the central traffic island
   116.    Obeying traffic lane arrows when driving in or leaving a roundabout
   117.    Giving a change of direction signal when changing marked lanes or lines of traffic in a roundabout
   118.    Giving a left change of direction signal when leaving a roundabout
   119.    Giving way by the rider of a bicycle or animal to a vehicle leaving a roundabout

   PART 10--Level crossings

   120.    What is a level crossing
   121.    Stopping and giving way at a stop sign at a level crossing
   122.    Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at a level crossing
   123.    Entering a level crossing when a train or tram is approaching etc
   124.    Leaving a level crossing

   PART 11--Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules

           Division 1--General

   125.    Unreasonably obstructing drivers or pedestrians
   126.    Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles
   127.    Keeping a minimum distance between long vehicles
   128.    Entering blocked intersections
   128A.   Entering blocked crossings

           Division 2--Keeping to the left

   129.    Keeping to the far left side of a road
   130.    Keeping to the left on a multi-lane road
   131.    Keeping to the left of oncoming vehicles
   132.    Keeping to the left of the centre of a road or the dividing line
   133.    Exceptions to keeping to the left of the centre of a road
   134.    Exceptions to keeping to the left of a dividing line
   135.    Keeping to the left of a median strip
   136.    Driving on a one-way service road
   137.    Keeping off a dividing strip
   138.    Keeping off a painted island
   139.    Exceptions for avoiding obstructions on a road

           Division 3--Overtaking

   140.    No overtaking unless safe to do so
   141.    No overtaking etc to the left of a vehicle
   142.    No overtaking to the right of a vehicle turning right etc
   143.    Passing or overtaking a vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign
   144.    Keeping a safe distance when overtaking
   145.    Driver being overtaken not to increase speed

           Division 4--Driving in marked lanes or lines of traffic

   146.    Driving within a single marked lane or line of traffic
   147.    Moving from one marked lane to another marked lane across a continuous line separating the lanes
   148.    Giving way when moving from one marked lane or line of traffic to another marked lane or line of traffic
   148A.   Giving way when moving within a single marked lane
   149.    Giving way when lines of traffic merge into a single line of traffic
   150.    Driving on or across a continuous white edge line
   151.    Riding a motor bike or bicycle alongside more than 1 other rider

           Division 5--Obeying overhead lane control devices applying to marked lanes

   152.    Complying with overhead lane control devices

           Division 6--Driving in marked lanes designated for special purposes

   153.    Bicycle lanes
   154.    Bus lanes
   155.    Tram lanes
   155A.   Tramways
   156.    Transit lanes
   157.    Truck lanes
   158.    Exceptions to driving in special purpose lanes etc
   159.    Marked lanes required to be used by particular kinds of vehicles

           Division 7--Passing trams and safety zones

   160.    Passing or overtaking a tram that is not at or near the left side of a road
   161.    Passing or overtaking a tram at or near the left side of a road
   162.    Driving past a safety zone
   163.    Driving past the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop
   164.    Stopping beside a stopped tram at a tram stop
   164A.   Staying stopped if a tram comes from behind a stopped driver and stops

   PART 12--Restrictions on stopping and parking

           Division 1--General

   165.    Stopping in an emergency etc or to comply with another rule
   166.    Application of Part to bicycles

           Division 2--No stopping and no parking signs and road markings

   167.    No stopping signs
   168.    No parking signs
   169.    No stopping on a road with a yellow edge line

           Division 3--Stopping at intersections and crossings

   170.    Stopping in or near an intersection
   171.    Stopping on or near a children's crossing
   172.    Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing (except at an intersection)
   173.    Stopping on or near a marked foot crossing (except at an intersection)
   174.    Stopping at or near bicycle crossing lights (except at an intersection)
   175.    Stopping on or near a level crossing

           Division 4--Stopping on clearways and freeways and in emergency stopping lanes

   176.    Stopping on a clearway
   177.    Stopping on a freeway
   178.    Stopping in an emergency stopping lane

           Division 5--Stopping in zones for particular vehicles

   179.    Stopping in a loading zone
   180.    Stopping in a truck zone
   181.    Stopping in a works zone
   182.    Stopping in a taxi zone
   183.    Stopping in a bus zone
   184.    Stopping in a minibus zone
   185.    Stopping in a permit zone
   186.    Stopping in a mail zone

           Division 6--Other places where stopping is restricted

   187.    Stopping in a bicycle lane, bus lane, tram lane, tramway, transit lane, truck lane or on tram tracks
   188.    Stopping in a shared zone
   189.    Double parking
   190.    Stopping in or near a safety zone
   191.    Stopping near an obstruction
   192.    Stopping on a bridge or in a tunnel etc
   193.    Stopping on a crest or curve outside a built-up area
   194.    Stopping near a fire hydrant etc
   195.    Stopping at or near a bus stop
   196.    Stopping at or near a tram stop
   197.    Stopping on a path, dividing strip, nature strip, painted island or traffic island
   198.    Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway etc
   199.    Stopping near a postbox
   200.    Stopping on roads--heavy and long vehicles
   201.    Stopping on a road with a bicycle parking sign
   202.    Stopping on a road with a motor bike parking sign
   203.    Stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities
   203A.   Stopping in a slip lane

           Division 7--Permissive parking signs and parking fees

   204.    Meaning of certain information on or with permissive parking signs
   205.    Parking for longer than indicated
   205A.   Parking outside times indicated
   206.    Time extension for people with disabilities
   207.    Parking where fees are payable

           Division 8--Parallel parking

   208.    Parallel parking on a road (except in a median strip parking area)
   208A.   Parallel parking in a road-related area (except in a median strip parking area)
   209.    Parallel parking in a median strip parking area

           Division 9--Angle parking

   210.    Angle parking

           Division 10--Other parking related rules

   211.    Parking in parking bays
   212.    Entering and leaving a median strip parking area
   213.    Making a motor vehicle secure

   PART 13--Lights and warning devices

           Division 1--Lights on vehicles (except bicycles, animals and animal-drawn vehicles)

   214.    Division does not apply to riders of bicycles, animals or animal-drawn vehicles
   215.    Using lights when driving at night or in hazardous weather conditions
   216.    Towing a vehicle at night or in hazardous weather conditions
   217.    Using fog lights
   218.    Using headlights on high-beam
   219.    Lights not to be used to dazzle other road users
   220.    Using lights on vehicles that are stopped
   221.    Using hazard warning lights
   222.    Using warning lights on buses carrying children

           Division 2--Lights on animal-drawn vehicles

   223.    Using lights when riding an animal-drawn vehicle at night or in hazardous weather conditions

           Division 3--Horns and radar detectors

   224.    Using horns and similar warning devices
   225.    Using radar detectors and similar devices

           Division 4--Portable warning triangles for heavy vehicles

   226.    Heavy vehicles to be equipped with portable warning triangles
   227.    Using portable warning triangles

   PART 14--Rules for pedestrians

           Division 1--General

   228.    No pedestrians signs
   229.    Pedestrians on a road with a road access sign
   230.    Crossing a road--general
   231.    Crossing a road at pedestrian lights
   232.    Crossing a road at traffic lights
   233.    Crossing a road to or from a tram
   234.    Crossing a road on or near a crossing for pedestrians
   235.    Crossing a level crossing
   235A.   Crossing a pedestrian level crossing that has a red pedestrian light
   236.    Pedestrians not to cause a traffic hazard or obstruction
   237.    Getting on or into a moving vehicle
   238.    Pedestrians travelling along a road (except in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy)
   239.    Pedestrians on a bicycle path or separated footpath

           Division 2--Rules for persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices and wheeled toys

   239A.   No wheeled recreational devices or toys sign
   240.    Wheeled recreational devices and toys not to be used on certain roads
   241.    Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a road
   242.    Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a footpath or shared path
   243.    Travelling on rollerblades etc on a bicycle path or separated footpath
   244.    Wheeled recreational devices or wheeled toys being towed etc
   244A.   Meanings of scooter and motorised scooter
   244B.   Wearing of helmets by users of motorised scooters
   244C.   Motorised scooters not to be used

   PART 15--Additional rules for bicycle riders

   245.    Riding a bicycle
   246.    Carrying people on a bicycle
   247.    Riding in a bicycle lane on a road
   247A.   Entering a bicycle storage area
   247B.   Giving way while entering or in a bicycle storage area
   248.    No riding across a road on a crossing
   249.    Riding on a separated footpath
   250.    Riding on a footpath or shared path
   251.    Riding to the left of oncoming bicycle riders on a path
   252.    No bicycles signs and markings
   253.    Bicycle riders not to cause a traffic hazard
   254.    Bicycles being towed etc
   255.    Riding too close to the rear of a motor vehicle
   256.    Bicycle helmets
   257.    Riding with a person on a bicycle trailer
   258.    Equipment on a bicycle
   259.    Riding at night
   260.    Stopping for a red bicycle crossing light
   261.    Stopping for a yellow bicycle crossing light
   262.    Proceeding when bicycle crossing lights change to yellow or red
   262A.   Proceeding when bicycle crossing light is green

   PART 16--Rules for persons travelling in or on vehicles

   263.    Application of Part to persons in or on trams
   264.    Wearing of seatbelts by drivers
   265.    Wearing of seatbelts by passengers 16 years old or older
   266.    Wearing of seatbelts by passengers under 16 years old
   267.    Exemptions from wearing seatbelts
   268.    How persons must travel in or on a motor vehicle
   269.    Opening doors and getting out of a vehicle etc
   270.    Wearing motor bike helmets
   271.    Riding on motor bikes
   272.    Interfering with the driver's control of the vehicle etc

   PART 17--Additional rules for drivers of trams, tram recovery vehicles and public buses

           Division 1--Trams

   273.    Division also applies to tram recovery vehicles and public buses travelling along tram tracks
   274.    Stopping for a red T light
   275.    Stopping for a yellow T light
   276.    Exception to stopping for a red or yellow T light
   277.    Proceeding after stopping for a red or yellow T light
   278.    Proceeding when a red traffic light and a white T light or white traffic arrow is showing
   279.    Proceeding when a white T light or white traffic arrow is no longer showing

           Division 2--Public buses

   280.    Application of Division
   281.    Stopping for a red B light
   282.    Stopping for a yellow B light
   283.    Exception to stopping for a red or yellow B light
   284.    Proceeding after stopping for a red or yellow B light
   285.    Proceeding when a red traffic light and a white B light or white traffic arrow is showing
   286.    Proceeding when a white B light or white traffic arrow is no longer showing

   PART 18--Miscellaneous road rules

           Division 1--Miscellaneous rules for drivers

   287.    Duties of a driver involved in a crash
   288.    Driving on a path
   289.    Driving on a nature strip
   290.    Driving on a traffic island
   291.    Making unnecessary noise or smoke
   292.    Insecure or overhanging load
   293.    Removing fallen etc things from the road
   294.    Keeping control of a vehicle being towed
   295.    Motor vehicle towing another vehicle with a towline
   296.    Driving a vehicle in reverse
   297.    Driver to have proper control of a vehicle etc
   298.    Driving with a person in a trailer
   299.    Television receivers and visual display units in vehicles
   300.    Use of mobile phones

           Division 2--Rules for people in charge of animals

   301.    Leading an animal while in or on a vehicle
   302.    Rider of an animal on a footpath or nature strip to give way to pedestrians
   303.    Riding an animal alongside more than 1 other rider

           Division 3--Obeying directions

   304.    Direction by a police officer or authorised person

   PART 19--Exemptions

   305.    Exemption for drivers of police vehicles
   306.    Exemption for drivers of emergency vehicles
   307.    Stopping and parking exemption for police and emergency vehicles and authorised persons
   308.    Exemption for police officers and emergency workers on foot
   309.    Exemption for drivers of trams etc
   310.    Exemption for road workers etc
   311.    Exemption for oversize vehicles
   312.    Exemption for tow truck drivers
   313.    Exemption for postal vehicles
   313A.   Exemption for garbage truck drivers etc
   313B.   Exemption for breakdown vehicles

   PART 20--Traffic control devices and traffic-related items

           Division 1--General

   314.    Diagrams of traffic control devices, traffic-related items and symbols
   315.    Legal effect of traffic control devices mentioned in the Australian Road Rules
   316.    When do traffic control devices comply substantially with the Australian Road Rules
   317.    Information on or with traffic control devices
   318.    Limited effect of certain traffic control devices
   319.    Legal effect of traffic-related items mentioned in the Australian Road Rules
   320.    When do traffic-related items comply substantially with the Australian Road Rules
   321.    Meaning of information on or with traffic control devices and traffic-related items
   322.    References to traffic control devices and traffic-related items on a road etc
   323.    References to lights that are traffic signals
   323A.   Audible lines

           Division 2--Application of traffic control devices to lengths of roads and areas

   324.    Purpose of Division
   325.    References to traffic control devices--application to lengths of road and areas
   326.    When do traffic control devices apply to a length of road or area--the basic rules
   327.    Length of road to which a traffic sign (except a parking control sign) applies
   328.    References to a traffic control device applying to a length of road
   329.    Traffic control devices applying to a marked lane
   330.    Traffic control devices applying to a slip lane
   331.    Traffic control devices applying to an intersection
   332.    Parking control signs applying to a length of road
   333.    Parking control signs applying to a length of road in an area to which another parking control sign applies etc
   334.    How parking control signs apply to a length of road
   335.    Traffic control devices applying to an area
   336.    How separated footpath signs and separated footpath road markings apply

           Division 3--Application of traffic control devices to persons

   337.    Purpose of Division
   338.    References to traffic control devices--application to persons
   339.    When do traffic control devices apply to a person--the basic rules
   340.    Traffic control devices (except road markings and parking control signs)
   341.    Road markings
   342.    Traffic signs (except parking control signs) applying to a length of road
   343.    Traffic signs (except parking control signs) applying to an area
   344.    Traffic control devices applying to a driver in a marked lane
   345.    Traffic control devices applying to a driver in a slip lane
   346.    Parking control signs

   PART 21--General

   347.    Meaning of abbreviations and symbols
   348.    References to a driver doing something etc
   349.    References to certain kinds of roads
   350.    References to stopping or parking on a length of road etc
   351.    References to left and right
   352.    References to stopping as near as practicable to a place
   353.    References to pedestrians crossing a road
           SCHEDULE 1--Abbreviations and symbols
           SCHEDULE 2--Standard or commonly used traffic signs
           SCHEDULE 3--Other permitted traffic signs
           SCHEDULE 4--Symbols and traffic-related items
           SCHEDULE 5--Transitional provisions
           Legislative history


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